Just got a few questions about playing partner mode with the expansion, and it is mainly due to the text of the cards seemingly not supporting partner mode in the same way that the alliance cards do.
Firstly, does only the main character develop an infection level? I assumed this would be the case because there are only 3 infected characters. If this is indeed correct, then does the partner immediately get removed from play if the main becomes the infected? I got even more confused when I read Jill's second effect because it infers that partners have infection levels too? (more on this later)
Secondly, do the following cards affect only the main character when exploring, or both?
- Rock Trap (10 damage per action in play area)
- Laser Trap (20 damage per card type in play area)
- Wasp (20 damage to exploring character when revealed)
I ask because the alliance cards tend to say 'Character(s)' but the outbreak ones say 'Character' only, and I was not sure if this meant it only affects the character you chose to lead during the explore, or if the producers simply forgot to account for the possibility of partner mode when printing them. (The game is relies on a lot of very specific wording after all).
Thirdly, and building upon my last question, how does Kevlar Jacket work specifically?
Does it attach to the character you chose as leading character? If this is true, and you lead with your partner, then does it replace one of the two player-attached cards, or does it count as a bonus attachment until it gets used up? Or does it affect both characters, therefore negating shared damage from the cards I mentioned in my second questions, assuming those cards do indeed inflict damage to both characters?
Fourthly, and I think I will probably already know the answer to this one by the time the previous ones are answered but, can someone clarify Jill (Outbreak) for me? Basically, is she only really usable as a main? I assumed that her first effect was only usable if she is a main because it specifies her name, and I have been playing with the assumption that only main's develop infections. Furthermore, does that mean that if she is a partner then her second effect will mean you are constantly immune to attacks from infected players because partner's do not have infection levels and her ability specifies 'you and jill', or have I misunderstood how infection works in partner mode?
Finally... Can anyone confirm if this thread is going to be updated to include explanations for the abilities of all the outbreak characters?:
Thanks for sifting through this hefty post! I hope my questions are able to help others too.